Install Print Shop Ensemble III by Broderbund on Windows 10 and Windows 11

This post solves the various installation problems installing Broderbund’s ‘Print Shop Ensemble III’ on Windows 10 and Windows 11…

How to install Print Shop Ensemble III

NOTE: To ensure success, follow the instructions precisely as documented including using the same folder names and paths.

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Reviver App here (you will need V4.26 or newer)
  2. Start the Reviver App and note the user interface
  3. Download a slightly rearranged version of the original CD in ZIP format from here
    1. Unzip the PSEWIN_DISK 1 Print Shop Ensemble directly to the root of your C: Drive – e.g C:\ – note it MUST be C:\ – you should see multiple new folders off of your C:\ as shown below in the image, sort by date to see the ones recently added – don’t worry, you can clear them up all at the end as they are not needed once the install is completed…
  1. Back on the Reviver App, from the “Old Installer Reviver” tab, use the ‘…’ button to select the C:\SETUP32 folder
    • Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer‘ button. The Reviver App will fix the setup media and then launch setup. Be patient as the process can take up to 45 minutes to launch the setup sequence.
  2. Once the setup appears, stop and read the next step
    • Once the setup application appears, enter your information as normal except when you get to the installation folder…
    • You **must** change the default path to c:\pse (see image below)
  1. Now complete the setup process
    1. do not reboot if prompted to do so
    2. Make sure you fully close setup once complete
  2. Now back in the Reviver App…
    1. pick the “Old Program Reviver” tab
    2. Using the ‘…’ button pick the c:\pse path
    • Now click ‘Fix Old Program
      • When it asks if you want to re-register, say Yes
  3. Once the Reviver App displays Success! you will now be able to run your program simply run c:\pse\PSEWIN.exe


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